Peter Abraham, Olalekan O. Banwo, Boniface D. Kashina, Mathew D. Alegbejo



Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.), is an important crop, extensively cultivated as vegetable and fruit worldwide for its nutritional supply of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and carbohydrates to humans. Its production in Nigeria is dominated by poor resource peasant farmers as their major means of livelihood. Virus diseases have been considered as an economically important biotic factor mitigating profitable tomato production both during the wet and dry seasons in Nigeria. The increase in the number of virus diseases causing significant yield losses on tomato is of great concern and these vary from one location to another. We discuss the status of research on viruses infecting cultivated tomato in Nigeria.


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